How to Prepare Arhar Dal

Arhar dal, called also as Tuvar dal, is one of the most common lentils used across India. Known as split pigeon peas or yellow split peas, it makes its way into various preparations such as puran polis, sambar, dal fry, dosas to name a few. Dal fry or simply arhar dal, as it is commonly called, is one of the easiest way to use this lentil.

Easy to make and great to taste, it goes well with rice as well as rotis and phulkas. Before I take you through the recipe, here is a short note on why you should include this lentil in your diet.

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Health Benefits of Arhar Dal:
Despite being a simple and humble lentil, it comes with loads of goodness that makes it ideal to be included in all types of diet.

Good source of folic acid
Rich with minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron
Good source of B vitamins
Abundance of protein
Rich in dietary fiber
Zero cholesterol
Low levels of saturated fats

A single serving of tuvar dal gives you about 194 calories and provides you with 38% of your daily recommended dietary fiber.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
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Arhar dal – 1 cup
Onion – 1 ,medium, finely chopped
Garlic – 6 cloves, finely minced
Ginger – 2 inch piece, finely grated
Green chilies – 2, split lengthwise
Cumin seeds – 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Hing – a generous pinch
Salt – to taste
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Coriander leaves – 2 tsp, finely chopped
Ghee/Clarified butter – 1 tbsp
Water – 2 cups

How to prepare arhar dal:

1. Wash the dal thoroughly two to three times in running water.